Foreground p.22 A BUILD-IT-YOURSELF MODEM FOR UNDER $50 [author Steve Ciarcia] This originate-only modem will allow you to get started in intercomputer communication with minimal expense. p.58 THE HARD-DISK EXPLOSION: HIGH-POWERED MASS STORAGE FOR YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER [author Tom Manuel] Thanks to new hard-disk technology, personal computer users can add millions of bytes of mass storage to their systems at a reasonable cost. p.100 WHAT IS FORTH? A TUTORIAL INTRODUCTION [author John S James] Here is an overview of FORTH that lays the foundation for the other theme articles in this BYTE. p.150 BREAKFORTH INTO FORTH [author A Richard Miller and Jill Miller] If you can't imagine any personal use for FORTH, can you imagine a 96-line program that plays a fast, animated game with sound on the TRS-80? p.164 FORTH EXTENSIBILITY: OR HOW TO WRITE A COMPILER IN TWENTY-FIVE WORDS OR LESS [author Kim Harris] This tutorial explains the capability for defining new families of FORTH words. p.210 CONSTRUCTION OF A FOURTH-GENERATION VIDEO TERMINAL, PART 1 [author Theron Wierenga] Part 1 of this article presents a new design using the 8275 controller and a dedicated Z80 microprocessor. Background p.76 THE EVOLUTION OF FORTH, AN UNUSUAL LANGUAGE [author Charles H Moore] The inventor of the language recalls its design and how it evolved over a 10-year period. p.198 KHACHIYAN'S ALGORITHM, PART 1: A NEW SOLUTION TO LINEAR PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS [author G C Berresford, A M Rockett, and J C Stevenson] Now you can study the algorithm that promised to revolutionize linear programming.
Nucleus p.6 Editorial: Threads of a FORTH Tapestry p.14 Letters p.40 Product Review: The Ohio Scientific CA-15 Universal Telephone Interface p.46 Product Review: The Heath H-89 Computer p.72 Programming Quickies: Self-Reproducing Programs p.94 BYTEL1NES p.98 Selected FORTH Vendors p.196 A FORTH Glossary p.226 Clubs and Newsletters p.230 Event Queue p.234 Ask BYTE p.248 Whats New? p.302 Unclassified Ads p.303 BOMB, BOMB Results p.304 Reader Service